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|04 Jun 2023 |||Anders Eriksen (C)||Sweden||Fassa Falcons|
|18 May 2022 |||Boris Žabka (C)||Slovakia||HC Olomouc|
|18 May 2022 |||Steve Hirschi (C)||Switzerland||SCL Tigers|
The 10 teams are divided into two, five-team groups in the Preliminary Round.
After a single round-robin series in each group, the top four teams from each group advance to the Playoff Round while the fifth placed team in each group moves to the Relegation Round.
The winner of each Quarterfinal moves onto the Semi-Finals, while the loser will play a placement game.
The winner of each Semi-Final game will move onto the Gold Medal Game, while the losers will play in the Bronze Medal Game.
The two teams in the Relegation Round play a best-of-three series. The loser is relegated to Division I Group A.
- 2022-2023: USA
- 2021-2022: Sweden
- 2020-2021: Canada
- 2018-2019: Sweden
- 2017-2018: Finland
- 2016-2017: USA
- 2015-2016: Finland
- 2014-2015: USA
- 2013-2014: USA
- 2012-2013: Canada
- 2011-2012: USA
- 2010-2011: USA
- 2009-2010: USA
- 2008-2009: USA
- 2007-2008: Canada
- 2006-2007: Russia
- 2005-2006: USA
- 2004-2005: USA
- 2003-2004: Russia
- 2002-2003: Canada
- 2001-2002: USA
- 2000-2001: Russia
- 1999-2000: Finland
- 1998-1999: Finland
2022 U18 groups
After the end of the 2021 World U18 Championship the groups for next year's championship are known.
Group A: Canada, Finland, USA, Switzerland, Latvia
Group B: Russia, Sweden, Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany
Individual awards from the U18 Worlds
MVP: Matvei Michkov(07 May 2021)
New coaches for Switzerland juniors
After coach Christian Wohlwend signed for HC Davos, Swiss Federation named Thierry Paterlini as new head coach of U20 National Team. Former player, Paterlini coached the U18 Team since 2015. He will be replaced by former U17 coach Martin Höhener(13 Jun 2019)
Slovakia U18 relegated
Slovakia lost the third game of the relegation round at the World U18 Champonship in Sweden. Switzerland won the game 6-3 to avoid relegation.
Germany are promoted from Division 1A.(28 Apr 2019)
Preliminary Round of World U18 championship comes to an end
This gives the following quarter final pairings: Canada - Latvia, Belarus - Russia, Sweden - Czech Republic and USA - Finland.
Switzerland and Slovakia will play games to avoid relegation.(23 Apr 2019)
Latvia sends Slovakia to the relegation round
At the U18 World Championship in Sweden Latvia beat Slovakia 2-0 to secure a spot in the quarter finals. Ernests Osenieks and Ralfs Jevdokimovs scored the goals in the second period. Arturs Silovs made 24 saves for the shutout.
Slovakia will play the fifth place team of the other group to avoid relegation.(22 Apr 2019)
Swedish U18 roster(31 Mar 2015)
Luca Cereda named in Switzerland U20 coaching staff
Luca Cereda is the new assistant of coach John Fust at Swizerland U20 team. Cereda replaces Gerd Zenhäusern, who was recently appointed head coach of HC Fribourg-Gotteron. After his retirement, Cereda works as assistant coach at Switzerland U18 and as head coach of Ambri Piotta Elite Junior A team(23 Oct 2014)
U18 schedule announced(10 Oct 2014)
New Swedish U18 coach
Jim Brithén will be new coach of the Swedish U18 national team.
He will be assisted by Stefan Bergkvist. Maciej Szwoch will be goalie coach.(12 May 2014)